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Josie staid at home and worked hard all day. To night she is very much complaining with her mouth and jaw hurting. Paul Bennett carried Nettie Blair and I to Mr Jess W pond. We did not catch any thing. I bough a fish that a col woman caught. It was a fine one. We come back a bout twelve.
Ben tonight is at Powers.
We fished until Ben come back then come home. Then I went to where Booker Callums lives on Mrs Haleys land. Mollie Reynolds and I hunted strawberries. Did not find many. I milked by lantern light to night.
A little rain this morning. Clear this evening. Jim & John and Owen & Ben pulled leaves to day. Marvin worked in Bens place while he carried Mary Brumfield & Fanny Power to Mr Powers. Edwin & Franklin Brumfield went with him.
Edwin Brumfield dried the dishes to night.
Lee Brumfield and I went to the river. Lee caught one fish. I did not catch any thing. I was glad to go with him. I bought 10 pounds of sugar from Oscar Booker. I stopped at Mr Dillards while Lee & Dillard gathered some chinquapins.
A good day. Clouds about this evening but no rain to wet any thing. Ben replanted tobacco. He went to Renan and got some beef for tomorrows dinner. Josie killed and dressed three chickens, baked two cakes, got dinner, and bathed the children.
I went to Worshams pond to fish. Marvin carried me and Henry & Reese. He went to Altavista and had work done on his teeth worked on. I stoped at Mr Jim Bookers and sit on the porch with Mrs Booker until Marvin come for us.
Carrie and the children come here a while this evening. Mabel has cried a lot today. I am certain that she is not well. Julia & Edna and Franklin and Virginia Wooding all went to Marvins to hear them sell. Had a car[?]
A good day. Cloudy this morning but no rain. Ben & Henry helped Marvin cut tobacco. Jim fired his all day and part of tonight. Josie gathered two baskets of tomatoes this morning and Jim brought them to the house. I helped peel them. Josie put up 24 quarts.
I went to Marvins this evening. Norman Booker sowed him a turnip patch in the garden this evening. I cant get use to the idie that Booker is going to come there. I most shurely hate to think that Marvin & Carrie is going to leave.
The children went to school. Josie washed all by her self today. I staid at the house with Mabel and got dinner. This evening I went to Marvins a few minutes. Reese went to Renan. Hazel & Eva went with him.
Josie ironed this morning. We straitened up in the lock room this evening. Isla Blair come this evening and staid a little while. She wanted a breast pump for Nettie Hendries. I went home with Isla. I was glad to see them all.
A good day. Ben & Jim stripped tobacco all day and tonight. Josie and I got dinner. Josie ironed some this evening. I went to Marvins. They were well. Normon Booker brought two loads of stalk feed there this evening. I am going to miss Marvins family so much. I dont like to think a bout there moveing.
A good day. Ben & Jim killed their hogs, 6 in number. They were very fat. Marvin and Claud Edmons and a darkey Booker Callands. Alcie Green helped me. We got on fine I thought. Nellie Brumfield come this morning. Mr. Fretwell[?] brough her down. Martha Miller worked on lard for Carrie most all day. Marvin Smith & Ben Brumfield went to Gretna late this evening. They have not got home yet. I am so near a sleep I cant write much
I have counted the times that I have bin fishing this year. I have bin thirty nine times.
A cloudy day. No rain until a bout night. Marvin moved his family to Gretna today and Norman Booker moved to the place that he moved from. Ben went with a load. Lee Brumfield & Johnson Reynolds and Willie Mayhew all carried a load. The family went on the car. Nellie Brumfield went with them on her way home. William Gilbert and Reese Smith carried the cows. Alcie Callender washed here today and helped me clean the hog faces. I cleaned the feet myself. Virginia Harvey come today. Josie and Virginia made some candy. Josie fried sausag and caned some. She got dinner & supper. Jim helped Norman Booker put up his range this evening. I hope they all will be pleased with the change they made.
A beautiful day. Jim Brumfield went with Normon Booker to Mr Dave Bookers to get his cows. They got back home a bout twelve oclock. Ben did not get home until dark. Him and Lee Brumfield helped Marvin to fix up his things. Jim mended up the toy house that Marvins children did have. Kate Harvey come a little while. Oh how she will mis Marvins folks. I have felt all day like something bad had happened. Josie went up to Mr Booker a few minutes this morning. Mrs Booker was very busy. I boiled meat and made scrapple today. The children went to school. Reece and Paul come with Ben home. They will carrie a load of plunder home tomorrow if nothing happens to hinder.
A clear colde day. Ben & Jim helped Marvins boys load on some things this morning then moved a cureing of tobacco. Then they sawed some wood. Finished what they had at the wood pile and moved the engine to night. Ben & Jim and Norman Booker went to Strait Stone. Jim come home about nine oclock. Ben and Norman has come in at eleven oclock. Josie caned some meat this evening. I think we brok about five cans. Mrs Booker staid with us tonight while the men was gone. I think I will like her fine but no one can fill Carries place. I can hardly stay at home I mis Marvins folks so much. Franklin and Edna is going to bed. 11 oclock
A good day. Jim & Ben gave the cows some corn stalks this morning. I got a snack for dinner. Josie dressed the children. We eat before twelve and went to Marvins. Marvin and the three boys brought William Gilbert to Mr Bookers and then come here. They would not eat dinner here. I went with them home. Ben and his folks went on Bens car. I come with Ben back. The children all done very well. Jim staid at home. He done several things. He had a good fire in the range and fire place and had brought water when we got home. Had turned the cow to the calf. We fixed supper and all eat. I am so glad that I got to see Carrie. She seems to be satisfied.
A beautiful day. Ben went to Mr Edmons's to saw wood. Was there all day. Jim shucked corn. The Mormon preachers went a way early this morning. I am not sorry that they staid here last night. Josie ironed all the morning. I got dinner. This evening I went to Mr Bookers. Sallie & Isla Blair was there. Evry thing looked very nice up there but oh how I mis Marvin & Carrie. No one knows but my self. I have peiced on a quilt some tonight. Mabel has tried her self tonight and tried Josie. I am sorry for them both and cant them. Jim has a bad cough. I wish he could get well of it. The children went to school to day.
A partly day. Jim & Ben hauled up some corn stalks this morning. This evening they cut wood for Norman Booker. Tonight Ben & Josie went to Strait Stone. Did not stay long. Mabel staid up until they come home. Marvin Smith come today. He eat dinner with us. Josie ironed most allday. I got dinner except make the biskit. Josie done that. I stewed pumpkin the most of the day. Lizzie Bennett and Lee Brumfield gave me a pumpkin. We did not make one this year. Eleck Gilbert hauled and put wood under shelter to day. I am glad of it. The children went to school.
A cloudy day. No rain until tonight. Jim & Ben hauled some stalks this morning and cut them this evening. Mr Booker helped them to cut them. Josie got dinner & supper. She went to Reynols and got a nice bucket of salit for tomorrows dinner. We hope that Carrie Smith and the children will come. Jim made a pen this evening and got up the turkeys. He put four up in the hog pen to keep a few days. They smell of wilde onions so bad. I spent most of the day mending up some clothes. Ben mended Henrys shoes this evening. I guess there will be lots of mending done this winter & spring.
A good day. Ben sawed wood at Reynols. Jim hauled chaff and put it on the land. Norman Booker had the horse Jake a while this morning. Henry & Edna went to school. Josie has bin cleaning up the house and yard all day. I got dinner and washed the dishes while Josie cracked and picked walnuts for a cake. I got a letter from Effie Brumfield. Also a year book from the family, a nice one. I am glad of it. Hope I may live to write it out. I feel that I am in the way now. I am olde fashioned and slow to get about. All of the young ones that live to be olde will know how I feel.
A good day. Ben & family staid at home the most of the day. Miss Willie Wooding & Virginia Wooding come a while this morning. I did not see them. I would of liked to of bin at home. I went to George Blairs this morning. Mr Norman Booker carried me a part of the way. Georges folks had company. Mr & Mrs Anderson was there. Ren Worsham & family, Ernest Craddock and family, Nettie Hendricks and baby, Otho & Sallie. They had very good dinner. Plenty of everything that they needed. I think all enjoyed them selves. George Jr[?] brought me home. I was glad. I did so much want to see some of Marvins folks today. Ethel Worsham gave me a pair of gloves for a Xmas gift.
A good day. Ben & Josie staid at home until after dinner then they went to Mr Bookers a while. The Bookers had a lot of company. Tonight Ben carried his family and to Reynols. We have just got home after ten oclock. I went to Reynols today and eat dinner. Alice Thomson and family and Clack Hubbard and family was there. The men folks went hunting. They killed several birds. Mollie had a very nice dinner and I did enjoy it. We all got cards from Carrie today. I want to see them all so much but cant go unless some one would take me. Reubin Reynols brought me home this evening. Cliften went away this morning. I wish them all well.
A good day. The men worked on their tobacco land. Josie staid at home and got dinner. This evening she went to Marvins. Marvin let Reese thak [take] me fishing. We went to Mr Jessie Worshams pond. Did not catch any thing. Come to the creek and fished a while. Did not catch any thing. I bought 10 pounds of sugar from Oscar Booker. Paid 30 cts a bushel of meal for $2.25. 9 oclock
A good day. Rain to night. Ben brought Kate and I to Long Island. We made the trip ok. John was with us as far as Altavista then Oscar Booker was with us as far as Richmond. Mr Louvan [?] brought us to Wills. They had a nice supper. Found them all well.
A bright colde day. Ben and Jim stripped tobacco. They eat dinner at Marvins. Franklin staid with Aunt Carrie. Reese and Henry and I went to Worshams Pond. I wish I had staid at home and worked. Ben heard from Josie. She wants to come home Monday. Mrs Car and the little children are at Jim Powers. I will be glad when they come home. Earl Booker come with us on the car near Lees home. She was going to John Emersons to a party tonight.
A colde windy day. The coldest night of the winter. Henry was sick this morning fainted and fell but is much better tonight. Carrie Smith and her children stayed here last night. Went home this evening. I do hope they got home ok. Hugh & Hildes [?] come a little while today. Ben & Norman Booker went to see Les Harvey [?] this evening. Mr. Booker & the children staid here whil they were gone. Jim has not come back yet. I wish I could see all the children. Henry is sleeping down stairs to night.
A good day. Ben & Jim cut some wood in the woods today. The children went to school today. Josie ironed. I got dinner. This evening Josie went to see Evelyn Hutcherson. Come by Mr Bookers. Their baby is complaining. I got a letter from Alma saying that Lonnie is very sick yet. I do hope that he may get well. Oh how I miss Marvins family. I want to see them so bad. I know that I cant go as we all have to work.
A good day. Ben & Jim worked on their plant bed. They went to Steven Davis for guano. Ben has gone to the lodeg tonight with Norman Booker. Josie has gone up there to stay until bed time. Josie and I washed some today. Henry made the fire and diped some water. He shucked a little corn and gave the cows a few stalks. We have bin reading tonight.